Fifteen Minooka missionaries left for Whitely KY on June 8th and had no problems from beginning to end. Upon arrival in Whitely, we were overwhelmed with the hospitality of the town and the Flat Rock Baptist Church where we stayed for the week. Our construction projects included Siding an addition, Adding a porch and stairs to an existing sinking porch and Re-drywalling a room and repairing stairs. The 3 Minooka teams did a great job of teamwork, getting to know their families and doing a good job on the project. This program has allowed our youth to understand poverty a little more, to accept people in poverty and to do what a young carpenter would do if the opportunity was around 2000 years ago.
The following were members of the 2019 Minooka United Methodist Church Mission Team: Les Dilday, Beth Froidcoeur, Lexi Froidcoeur, Bill Glover, Marlin Hartman & Les Millard, Michaela Ambrose, Daniel Glover, Mary Glover, Lydia Hong, Kayli Jones, Chris Satorius, Miriam Staley, Noah Staley, Ashton Yard.
This mission outreach, coordinated by Catholic Charities, provides a one-stop event of health and human services for low income families in Will County as they prepare for the beginning of the school year. Included in the services are the provisions of school supplies, immunizations, physicals, vision screening and information on family services. Minooka United Methodist Church has been blessed to be able to donate a portion of school supplies each summer from our church family to support this worthwhile mission.
Each fall the churches in the Channahon-Minooka area join together and walk to collect money to fight hunger both locally and globally. Of the monies raised, 75% goes for the international relief and development effort of Church World Service; 25% stays in the area for the support of our local food pantries. We have been involved with Cropwalk for over 30 years.
For more information, visit the Channahon Crop Walk web page.
The college basket ministry was initiated to remind our church members who attend college that they are not forgotten and are supported with a variety of items that makes college life more bearable. This is done each spring and fall. This ministry is supported by our Spirit Committee. Thanks!